ALPHARETTA, Ga. ⎯ After exercising strenuously, what better way to cool off than with a cold brew? In Alpharetta, June 21 was the day to do just that, with the Craft Beer Festival and 5K held downtown.
The race was the first in the World's Hoppiest Race series. The series benefits Canine Assistants, a local program that provides service dogs to those with special needs.
The 3.1-mile course was a qualifier for the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta. The race started at the Corner Deli at 8 p.m. in downtown Alpharetta.
Registration included a commemorative sampling glass, a race T-shirt and for runners of legal age, a free beer from Monday Night Brewing Company.
The festival allowed participants to sample more than 100 craft beers from all over the country.